how much space in brooder per chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by abhaya, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
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    I know whaat an adult chicken requires but how much does a chick require?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I think it's about 1 sq ft per chick!!
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The first 7-10 days you can go with half a square foot per chick. Then you will need 1 square foot per chick. The more you can manage the better.

    Obviously, bantams take less space for a longer time.

    Matt
     

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